How to detect typos in Python programs

Steven Taschuk staschuk at
Fri Jul 25 23:35:58 CEST 2003

Quoth Manish Jethani:
> Actually I am writing a client app for a proprietary service.
> The server is not under my control, so I can't make it behave in
> a way that will cause every part of my client code to be tested.
> As I mentioned, for example, I have a function to handle a
> server-disconnect.  But the server rarely ever disconnects of
> its own, so the function never gets called in reality.  Can I
> unit test this function easily?

Mock objects are the usual approach to this kind of problem.
(Google can tell you more.)

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